A group of Christian youths has shown great tolerance and love for Muslims in the region.
The Christian youths in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state joined Muslims to clear grass at a mosque used for Eid prayers ahead of Sallah.
Speaking to Daily Trust, one of the volunteers, Mr. Daniel Bitrus said that they carried out the exercise to foster tolerance and trust among people of the two religions.
“We came here to support our brothers towards cutting down the grass and to also clear the dirt in the mosque and its surrounding, to promote peace and unity,”
“The exercise, which lasted for two days (Saturday and Sunday), enabled many Christians and Muslims to dialogue, exchange hands of friendship, and talk on better ways to promote religious tolerance and better understanding among the adherents of the two religions. We hope to continue doing this every year to promote religious tolerance in the area.”
Reacting to this, the Secretary, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Kachia local government chapter, Mallam Ibrahim Tasiu said he is delighted over the large turnout of Christians during the exercise.
He commended the gesture, adding that the Christians got to the Eid ground for the exercise even before the Muslims, noting that it was the first time such a thing would happen in that part of Southern Kaduna.
He further beckon on Muslims and Christians to live in peace and harmony.